We've lost another one. Jack Bruce was probably the least famous of the three Cream members (bass and most of the vocals), and he pretty much fell off the public radar after Cream's short-lived career ended.
He had a brilliant career that pre-dated Cream and continued throughout most of his life (his most recent album was released in March 2014). He came from a jazz background; he played in several lesser-known blues and jazz groups in the early-mid 1960s.
After Cream broke up, he released several solo albums and played with a lot of jazz and blues-rock bands (the most famous was probably West, Bruce and Laing). My personal favorite was Jack Bruce's work with Lifetime (1970, give or take a year), with Tony Williams, John McLaughlin and Larry Young.
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